Included in a number of Asus motherboards (including this one) is their Express Gate Operating System. A very basic, no frills means of being able to access the internet or view photos and media within seconds of powering one’s system on. Boot time was timed in at around 8 seconds from power on, which is fantastic. It was able to detect our Abit Airpace PCI-Express Wireless Adapter and use it without the installation of drivers. In fact, the usability of the operating system is further extended by the ability to use Skype or AIM/ICQ/MSN. The overall experience was hassle free and very useful for those that quickly need to check your mail before heading out for a day of work or school!